Lynda DeFuria is a Jersey born, Las Vegas raised, New York based singer, award-winning songwriter, actress, director, theatre-maker, teaching artist, and to-do list aficionado.
Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, DeFuria has built a versatile career on the stage, both in music and theatre. Most recently seen as the Female Swing in the closing national touring cast of the Tony award-winning musical '“KINKY BOOTS”, she has performed at Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House, on national TV's “Showtime at the Apollo,” New York’s The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall, and Off-Broadway. Using her art to inspire change, Lynda is a Co-Founder of the feminist changemaking nonprofit, The Shrill Collective.
DeFuria’s two previous releases 2010’s “Alive” EP and 2013’s “Ticking Clocks” delivered “confessionally honest, but relatable lyrics” with soaring vocals to “paint aural landscapes of acceptance, love, the unseen, belief, and hope.” Her song “Where You Stand” was awarded 1st place in BMI’s John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition. Her newest single “Hiding From Love” was released in February 2020.
Lynda DeFuria is a proud Hufflepuff who currently resides in Harlem where the Pizza Stop guys know her name and go-to order, and she’s fully okay with that.